Twelve area students were among 27 nominated to service academies by Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh.
According to a release sent by the congressmans office Wednesday, the students were nominated after submitting a detailed application and meeting eligibility requirements.
These academies offer young New Yorkers the opportunity to receive an excellent education while serving their country, Mr. Owens said in the statement. He is a veteran of the Air Force.
For the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Mr. Owens nominated Damon Draught of Watertown, John Roberts of Adams, Matthew Whitcomb of Massena, Sarah Bodwell of Lisbon and Jessica Locci of Parish.
For the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., he nominated Joseph Cambareri of Sandy Creek, Sebastian Bailey of Morrisville, Nathan Lundquist of Lowville, Douglas Fitzgerald of Malone and Andrew Baxter of Massena.
He also nominated Conner Biolsi of Carthage and Jordan Read of Sackets Harbor for the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.